Creating Space for Adjunct Faculty: The Multiple Roles of Centers for Teaching and Learning


This article addresses the dovetailing of two higher education changes impacting CTLs: the growing population of adjunct instructors and the increasing responsibility of CTLs to take on organizational development roles. Based on data collected through a needs assessment at a mid-sized, urban, commuter college campus, the author suggests five areas through which CTLs can reconfigure existing spaces to be more inclusive of adjuncts. She argues that by reconfiguring spaces of teaching and learning, CTLs can move beyond a focus on individual instructor support and begin to play a role in organizational development at the institutional level.